Romeo’s discussion of “untimely death” is an example of what literary device?
This wind you talk of blows us from ourselves.
Supper is done, and we shall come too late.
I fear too early, for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night’s revels, and expire the term
Of a despised life closed in my breast
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
But he that hath the steerage of my course
Direct my sail. On, lusty gentlemen.
-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act I, scene iv, lines
A. External conflict
C. Dramatic irony